Fox News personality Chris Wallace put proponents of “cancel culture” on notice this week: they may not like where it leads.
“Be careful about cancel culture,” the longtime Fox News correspondent warned Wednesday, “because it could turn around real quickly.”
“Not going to stop”
According to Fox, Wallace’s remarks came on Wednesday’s episode of Fox News @ Night, where Wallace told host Shannon Bream that those supporting “cancel culture” ought to tread lightly.
“It may be what somebody you don’t like is saying and you are OK with the cancel culture, but tomorrow it might be something that you say or something that you believe that’s being canceled out,” Wallace said, according to Fox.
The Fox host’s comments came in response to Bream pointing out that “the mere questioning of the Black Lives Matter platform or demands,” or even offering up praise to police officers, “could mean getting suspended or terminated from your job.”
Bream also reportedly brought up a recent podcast from conservative commentator Buck Sexton, who predicted that the progression of cancel culture “is not going to stop.”
“The left is emboldened right now, and you see this among fundamentalists — religious and political movements throughout history — that they attack elements of the culture,” Sexton said earlier Wednesday, according to Fox.
One of the examples Sexton pointed to was HBO Max’s decision to pull the 1939 film Gone With The Wind from its line-up, despite the movie featuring Hattie McDaniel — the first black actress to win an Academy Award, according to Biography.
“Way too far”
As Fox reported, Wallace, for his part, stressed Wednesday that “there is no place for racism and, if it is a truly racist remark, I think that’s the kind of thing that can and should get you fired.”
Still, Wallace noted that Bream’s staff had sent over “some of the examples of what’s happening now, where people are saying things as mild as, ‘Gee, going out to these Black Lives Matter protests might be dangerous because of the virus’ or people saying ‘all lives matter.'”
“Simply to say ‘all lives matter’ or to raise an issue about whether or not it is dangerous, as some public health officials are saying, to have these mass rallies and people being next to each other without masks — and to lose your job over that or to be the target of thousands of tweets, it goes way too far,” Wallace lamented, according to Fox.
Only time will tell if those on the left get the memo.